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1985 Meadowlands United States Grand Prix


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CART race number 5 of 15
Sunday, June 30, 1985 at Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, NJ
100 laps on a 1.680 mile street course (168.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:51:55
Average speed: 90.167 mph
Pole speed: 98.452 mph
Cautions: 1 for 1 laps
Margin of victory: 36.58 sec
Attendance: 43567
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1985 CART results   /   1985 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 630   Al Unser, Jr. Domino's Pizza   (Douglas Shierson)Lola / Cosworth10089694running5121
2 540   Emerson Fittipaldi 7-Eleven   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth10070334running1516
3135   Al Unser Pennzoil Z-7   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth10052074running014
41999   Michael Andretti Electrolux / Kraco   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth10043094running012
5 820   Bruno Giacomelli STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)March / Cosworth9938854running010
6222   Tom Sneva Skoal Bandit   (Dan Gurney / Mike Curb)Eagle / Cosworth9930440running08
7 918   Kevin Cogan Kraco / Wolff Systems   (Kraco Enterprises)March / Cosworth9830374running06
82071   Michael Roe Living Well / SPA*ErobicsLola / Cosworth9822960running05
91034   Jim Crawford Malcolm Konner   (Herb Wysard)Lola / Cosworth9817720running04
101461   Arie Luyendyk Provimi Veal / R&S Strauss   (Provimi Racing)Lola / Cosworth9721046running03
111822   Raul Boesel Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth9720622running02
122643   Jan Lammers Satellite SystemsMarch / Cosworth9610600running01
132133   Howdy Holmes Jiffy Mixes   (Gerry Forsythe)Lola / Cosworth9419774running0 
142421   Johnny Rutherford Vermont American   (Alex Morales)March / Cosworth9317654running0 
151737   Scott Brayton Jolly Rancher   (Lee Brayton)March / Cosworth9017654turbocharger0 
161112   Bill Whittington Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Lola / Cosworth8815534engine0 
172823   Dick Simon Break Free   (Dick Simon)March / Cosworth885300running0 
18 24   Danny Sullivan Miller American   (Roger Penske)March / Cosworth7214474turbocharger15 
191659   Pete Halsmer Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth5810300engine0 
202356   Steve Chassey Genesee BeerMarch / Chevrolet5414474gearbox0 
211576   Jacques Villeneuve Canadian Tire   (David Billes)March / Chevrolet539240crash0 
222557   Randy Lanier Arciero Racing   (Frank Arciero)Lola / Cosworth534240fire0 
232714   A.J. Foyt Copenhagen / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth394240gearshift0 
24 37   Geoff Brabham Coors Light   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth3613414ignition0 
25 43   Bobby Rahal Budweiser   (Jim Trueman)March / Cosworth3613414brake line0 
26 11   Mario Andretti Beatrice   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Cosworth3413414crash191
271255   Josele Garza Schaefer   (Machinist Union Racing Team)March / Cosworth2513414engine0 
28 76   Roberto Moreno Valvoline / Buick Hawk   (Rick Galles)March / Cosworth139240crash0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roberto Guerrero9True ValueBignotti-CotterMarch / Cosworth
Dale Coyne19Dale Coyne RacingDale CoyneLola / Chevy
Dominic Dobson24Leader CardLeader CardMarch / Cosworth
Rocky Moran24Kentucky Fried ChickenMarch / Cosworth
Dennis Firestone36Pace ElectronicsMarch / Cosworth
Ed Pimm98Skoal BanditDan Gurney / Mike CurbEagle / Cosworth

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111   no start 
210099  
  Percent of race run under caution: 1.0%             Average green flag run: 99.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti11010
  Danny Sullivan112515
  Mario Andretti26349
  Emerson Fittipaldi35373
  Al Unser, Jr.386730
  Emerson Fittipaldi687912
  Al Unser, Jr.8010021

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mario Andretti 82    
2   Emerson Fittipaldi 51   -31  
3   Al Unser 48   -34  
4   Danny Sullivan 47   -35  
5   Al Unser, Jr. 42   -40  
6   Tom Sneva 29   -53  
7   Roberto Guerrero 22   -60  
8   Kevin Cogan 18   -64  
9   Michael Andretti 17   -65  
10   Jim Crawford 16   -66  
11   Johnny Rutherford 15   -67  
12   Rick Mears 14   -68  
13   Bruno Giacomelli 13   -69  
14   Pancho Carter 11   -71  
14   Michael Roe 11   -71  
16   Scott Brayton 10   -72  
16   Johnny Parsons 10   -72  
18   Geoff Brabham 9   -73  
18   Arie Luyendyk 9   -73  
20   Josele Garza 7   -75